The Complete Short Stories

  • by J. G. Ballard
  • Narrated by Ric Jerrrom, William Gaminara, Sean Barrett, William Hope, Jeff Harding
  • 65 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A collection of 98 enthralling and pulse-quickening stories, spanning five decades, venerates the remarkable imagination of J. G. Ballard. With a body of work unparalleled in 20th-century literature, J. G. Ballard is recognized as one of the greatest and most prophetic writers in the world.
With the much-hailed release of The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard, listeners now have a means to celebrate the unmatched range and mesmerizing cadences of a literary genius. Whether writing about musical orchids, human cannibalism, or the secret history of World War III, Ballard's Complete Stories evokes the hallucinations of Kafka and Borges in its ability to render modern paranoia and fantastical creations on the page.
A Washington Post Best Book of 2009, Boston Globe Best Book, Los Angeles Times Favourite Book, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.

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Audible Editor Reviews

One of the most revered writers of modern fantasy, J. G. Ballard and his unparalleled imagination is entirely encapsulated in the award-winning, best-selling and unabridged The Complete Short Stories of J. G. Ballard with an outstanding audiobook narration by voice artists Ric Jerron, William Gaminara, Sean Barrett, William Hope and Jeff Harding. This collection of stories fulfills the needs of even the most fanatic of fantasy enthusiasts. The world's that Ballard creates in his stories are written with such ingenuity it is as if they hang suspended alongside our reality, of equal measure, accessible only through the words on the page. Available now from Audible.

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A myriad permutations and possibilities.

A distortion in time, the sound of metal infections, induced insomnia, space interminable space, extreme Synesthesia, dystopian societies, visions of a past that never was, cities that never ever end and a myriad permutations and possibilities described with eloquence and beauty this is a very large gift that is well worth the price. A treat to discover and enjoy.

For information on the content look in Wikipedia under the name of the collection.
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- Wras "Kildonan by the sea"

A Majestic Collection

Ballard was one the most distinctive voices in 20th century literature: weird, disturbing, poetic, provocative and prescient. This collection shows the range of his imagination, from mainstream SF stories to fables to audacious formal experimentation to witty social satires. Superbly read too: some of Ballard's stories present a narrator with considerable challenges which all of the narrators here meet with aplomb. A slight warning: some of Ballard's work does deal with challenging themes and the easily-offended might find material in here to offend them. (If you suspect this may include you I recommend Googling J. G Ballard and Ronald Reagan to find the title of one of his most notorious stories to test.)
For everyone but the most squeamish this represents a major chunk of the output of one of the most important writers of recent years performed impeccably. Unmissable
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- G. K. Lowell "gkl206"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-08-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios